Media Watch – The Nameless Whites of CNN’s Shenandoah Coverage: When Will Our People Speak Without Fear?

As one might expect, the beating death of a 25-year-old Hispanic man in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania by white teenagers took the top spot on CNN’s web page.

And, as any white advocate (and most whites in general) knows, this is in sharp contrast to media treatment of obviously racial attacks on whites by other racial groups, such as the Knoxville Horror and the Wichita Massacre.  When whites attack others, “hate crime” is presumed, and when others attack whites, “hate crime” is strenuously denied — both by law enforcement, and the media.

This point is almost too obvious to belabor.

But in reading CNN’s coverage, I was struck by something.  First, the reporters included the fact that they were approached by several “Anglos” who wanted to talk about Hispanic-on-white violence, but wouldn’t give their names.

I vividly recall this phenomenon when I was a reporter.  Whites rarely wanted to be quoted by name.  They saw me as a communist agent for Big Brother of some kind, whose goal was to make them look foolish in the newspaper.  They had (sometimes irrational) fears of losing their jobs or being harassed for speaking their minds on anything.  Blacks and Hispanics, however, saw me as a hero, a “safe” figure riding into town with a white hat.  They did not doubt that I, as the journalist, was on their side.  They spoke freely to me and identified themselves without hesitation.

As it happens, both white and minority perceptions were entirely accurate.  In fact, the press is on the side of blacks and Hispanics.  And it does set out to make whites look foolish.  I was merely seeing the logical result of my anti-white, liberal profession’s efforts.

The experience of the CNN reporters in Shenandoah echoed mine.  I could just imagine the frustrated, probably working-class whites approaching the CNN van, caught between a desperate desire to let their side of the story be known and the tremendous (and as I now see, real) fear of retaliation from the system for being seen as pro-white.

Meanwhile, the usual suspects — the church minister, authorities, and townspeople on the “good” side of the racial issue — offers their names without hesitation.

I was struck by another thing, and that was the reaction of Crystal Dillman, the white fiancé of the murder victim.  She was quoted as saying “People here are just ignorant. They think life begins and ends in Shenandoah.”

I imagine that Ms. Dillman is the one who, because of her willingness to pair off with a Hispanic man, is the one who considered herself superior.  She obviously imagined her relationship as a sign of her great intelligence, open-mindedness and cultural experience.  She was going to escape the suffocating confines of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania one way or another.

I am disappointed by this attitude, because it demonstrates how well the anti-white brainwashing of our times has worked.  We’ve convinced several generations of whites — both young men and women — that their own race is no good, and that to validate themselves, they need to glom on to person of other races.  Even if that person works as a berry-picker.

Listen to the quote of Jessica Lane, described by CNN as an “Anglo”:  “The young guys around here are racist because they think they’re so much better than everyone else,” said Lane, 18.

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Yet it’s hard to imagine that whites in a hard-scrabble part of Pennsylvania actually think they’re “better than everyone else.”  More likely, they’re frustrated by living in a society where white males are denigrated and anyone else is celebrated.  Again, it’s probably Ms. Lane who thinks that because of her open-mindedness, she’s the one who’s “better than everyone else.”

Like the rest of the “preferred” subjects, Ms. Dillman and Ms. Lane know that their remarks will be greeted with widespread support, and thus do not fear giving their names.

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We need to reach a time when whites with a defensive perspective are unafraid to speak.  Unfortunately, there is good reason for keeping identities mum. (I write under a pen name myself.)  Anti-white groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center relish digging out whites who speak up on behalf of whites and destroying their lives with “intelligence reports” or even a single phone call.  Their efforts get real results, and the fear generated reverberates to all whites who would defend their race.  Even if the SPLC doesn’t get you, the press, the police, and more importantly, your boss, just might.

I encourage whites to be braver.  Those with the courage to speak out will find more friends than they imagine.

Christopher Donovan is the pen name of an attorney and former journalist.